Course: Interpretation of literary texts

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Course title Interpretation of literary texts
Course code KAN/AILT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Quinn Justin John, Doc.
  • Vice William Bradley, Ph.D.
Course content
The course provides definitions of "literature" and the "text", and covers the basic genres, e.g., the novel, poem, play. Further themes: the periodization and classification of literature; the employment of secondary sources.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students are capable of - using literary-critical terminology - describing the rhetorical and thematic aspects of a literary text - applying findings regarding the poetics of a literary text in their interpretations - analysing and interpret literary texts of all genres
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
assessment methods
Test
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Barry Peter. Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. Manchester, 2009. ISBN 978-0719079276.
  • Biddle A. W., Fulwiler T. Reading, Writing and the Study of Literature.. New York, Random House, 1989.
  • Hawthorn J. A. Concise Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory.. London, Arnold, 1998.
  • Montgomery M., Durant A., Fabb N., Furniss T., Mills S. Ways of Reading,. London, Routledge, 1992.
  • Procházka M. Literary Theory.. Praha, UK Praha, 1997.
  • Zeman, Milan; Macura, Vladimír. Průvodce po světové literární teorii. 1. vyd. Praha : Panorama, 1988.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2014) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter